Richard D. Wolff in the Independent Media Institute and Salon –
No advanced economics is required to grasp the widening gap between haves and have-nots. Among millions who search for explanations, many become prey for those mobilizing against scapegoats.
White supremacists blame Black and Brown people. Nativists (calling themselves “patriots” or “nationalists”) point to immigrants and foreign trade partners. Fundamentalists blame those less zealous and especially the non-religious. Fascists try to combine those movements with economically threatened small-business owners, jobless workers, and alienated social outcasts to form a powerful political coalition. The fascists made good use of Trump to assist their efforts.